Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Definition - What does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) mean?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID), or even collectively as ME/CFS, is a condition characterized by extreme fatigue brought about by either physical or mental activity, but with no easily identifiable physical cause.

Additional rest or relaxation does not improve CFS. Numerous stimuli, including biotic stimuli such as viruses and abiotic stimuli such as stress, can bring on CFS.

Hydrolife explains Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Many other physical afflictions often accompany chronic fatigue syndrome. These include sore throats, headaches, muscle aches, body pain, memory loss, and lethargy. This condition is usually diagnosed if symptoms have not improved within six or more months.

Since chronic fatigue syndrome is not caused by a single pathogen, but can be brought on by numerous causes, and since there are many different symptoms of CFS, there is no consistently prescribed treatment.

Many patients find that some of the symptoms of CFS are alleviated or reduced with medical marijuana. For example, cannabis can help with the relief of aches and pain. It also helps some CFS sufferers with their focus and energy. Sativa strains are usually prescribed to aid in relief from chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms.

Contrary to what the term suggests, chronic fatigue syndrome is not caused by the over-consumption of cannabis ('chronic' being a slang term for cannabis).

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